A History of Social Psychology
by Gustav Jahoda (9780521687867)

A History of Social Psychology
 
Gustav Jahoda
Release Date: 23 Jul 2007
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 242
Category: Social, Group Or Collective Psychology
ISBN: 9780521687867
ISBN-10: 0521687861



The term 'social psychology' was first established in the 1860s but the issues surrounding the subject have evolved over a much longer period. This book follows the history of the discipline over two and a half centuries, demonstrating the links between early and current thought. The first attempts at empirical approaches were made in France during the Enlightenment whilst some modern ideas were also being anticipated in Scotland. The search for laws of mind and society began in nineteenth century Europe and, by the end of the century, the term was coined. Darwinian theory made a powerful impact on the emerging discipline and the centre of gravity began to move to America where it reached maturity during the inter-war period. A History of Social Psychology is viewed against a background of radical social and political changes and includes sketches of the major figures involved in its rise.

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